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Microsoft Analytics Platform System by Dell

A high performance massively parallel processing (MPP) data warehouse appliance that provides harmony between SQL and Hadoop data

  • Up to 100x performance increase over SMP database architecture
  • Appliance that offers SQL Massively Parallel Processing (MPP) + Hadoop (optional) in one solution
  • Scale from 3 nodes to 54 nodes (21TB to 6PB)
  • Highly available and fault-tolerant design
  • White glove installation, configuration, training and enablement services available to jumpstart your production workloads
Tech Specs
Feature Description
PDW control server and passive failover server 2 x Dell EMC PowerEdge R630
HDInsight head node and passive failover server (optional) 2 x Dell EMC PowerEdge R630
Networking (InfiniBand) 2 x Mellanox InfiniBand SX6036
Networking (Ethernet) 2 x Dell EMC Networking N3048
Active PDW compute node base unit 3 x Dell EMC PowerEdge R630
Base unit storage 2 x Dell PowerVault MD3060e Storage
Microsoft APS by Dell Hardware/InfrastructureQuantityDescription

PDW control
server and passive
failover server

2

Dell EMC PowerEdge R630:
• 2 x Intel Xeon processor E5-2667 v4, 3.2GHz, 8C
• 256GB RAM, 1600MHz performance optimized
• 2 x 600GB SAS 10k drives
• Dual hot-plug 750W
• Broadcom 1GB Ethernet
• MCX354A-FCBT InfiniBand

HDInsight head
node and passive
failover server (optional)

2

Dell EMC PowerEdge R630:
• 2 x Intel Xeon processor E5-2667 v4, 3.2GHz, 8C
• 256GB RAM, 1600 MHz performance optimized
• 2 x 600GB SAS 10k drives
• Dual hot-plug 750W
• Broadcom 1GB Ethernet
• MCX354A-FCBT InfiniBand

Networking (InfiniBand)

2

Mellanox InfiniBand SX6036:
• Max throughput: 56 Gbit

Networking (Ethernet)

2

Dell EMC Networking N3048

Active PDW
compute node
base unit

In groups of 3

Dell EMC PowerEdge R630:
• 2 x Intel Xeon processor E5-2667 v4, 3.2GHz, 8C
• 256GB RAM, 1600MHz performance optimized
• 2 x 600GB SAS 10k drives
• Dual hot-plug 750W
• Broadcom 1GB Ethernet
• MCX354A-FCBT InfiniBand

Base unit storage

2 per scale unit

Dell PowerVault MD3060e Storage:
• Drives: 51 per JBOD, 102 total
• Drive type: SAS 7.2k
• Drive size: 1TB, 2TB or 3TB
• Total raw size: 21TB
• Compressed: 113TB*

Optional scale units

Up to 2 additional scale units
in the first rack, or
maximum of 3 scale units in
each additional attached
rack (up to 9 nodes per rack).

After the base unit, additional scale units may be added and configured as either PDW or HDInsight regions:
• 3 compute nodes
• 2 storage units

Cabinet

1 per 9-node region

APC NetShelter:
• Maximum of 6 connected racks
• Maximum of 54 nodes

* Based upon assumption of 5:1 compression. Rates of compression will vary by scenario and workload.
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Top of rack management

2 InfiniBand switches (Mellanox SX6036), 2 Ethernet switches (Dell EMC Networking N3048), 2 PDW management nodes (Dell EMC PowerEdge R630)

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Mellanox SX6036 InfiniBand switch

  • All APS configurations include 2 InfiniBand switches for highly available high speed data movement within the cabinet
  • Provides up to 56Gbps full bidirectional bandwidth per port
  • Delivers 4.032Tbps of non-blocking bandwidth
  • Virtual Protocol Interconnect® (VPI) supporting InfiniBand and Ethernet connectivity and simplifies network connectivity by enabling one platform to run both InfiniBand and Ethernet subnets on the same chassis
Tech Specs
Feature Description
Data rate 36 FDR (56Gbps) ports in a 1U switch; FDR/FDR10 support for forward error correction (FEC)
Compliance IBTA 1.2.1 and 1.3
Power Optional redundant power supplies and fan drawers
Mellanox SX6036 SpecificationsDescription

Mellanox SX6036

• 19’’ rack mountable chassis, 1U with optional redundant power supplies and Fan units
• 36 QSFP non blocking ports with aggregate data throughput up to 4.032 Tb/s (FDR)
• Port-to-port latency 200ns

Switch

• Compliant with IBTA 1.21 and 1.3
• 9 virtual lanes: 8 data + 1 management
• 256 to 4Kbyte MTU
• Adaptive Routing*
• Congestion control*
• Port Mirroring*
• 4X48K entry linear forwarding data base

Management ports

• Dual 100/1000 Ethernet ports
• RS232 port over DB9
• USB port

Device management

• CLI or SNMP

Fabric management

• On-board SM for fabrics up to 648 nodes
• Unified Fabric Manager™ (UFM™) Agent

Connectors and cabling

• QSFP connectors
• Passive copper or active fiber cables
• Fiber media adapters

Indicators

• Per port status LED Link, Activity
• System status LEDs: System, fans, power supplies
• Port Error LED
• Unit ID LED

Physical

• Dimensions: 1.72’’H x 16.84’’W x 24.7’’D
• Weight: 20.5 lb (9.3 kg)

Power supply

• Dual redundant slots
• Hot plug operation
• Input range: 100 - 240VAC
• Frequency: 50-60Hz, single phase AC

Cooling

• Front-to-rear or rear-to-front cooling option
• Hot-swappable fan unit
• Auto-heat sensing for silent fan operation

Power consumption

FDR - Typical power consumption:
• Passive cable - 126W
• Active cable - 231W

* Available in future release
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Dell EMC Networking N3048 Ethernet switch

  • Includes 2 Ethernet switches for high availability
  • Up to 260Gbps (full-duplex) switch fabric capacity
  • Hot-swap expansion module supporting dual-port SFP+ and dual-port 10GBASE-T
  • Up to 48 ports of PoE+ in 1RU
  • Advanced Layer 3 IPv4 and IPv6 functionality
  • Dual 80 PLUS®-certified hot-swap power supplies
Tech Specs
Feature Description
Standard port attributes 48 x 1GbE RJ45 auto-sensing (1Gb/100Mb/10Mb) fixed ports
Integrated 10GbE SFP+ dedicated ports (beyond standard ports) 2
Integrated GbE SFP combo ports 2
Hot-swappable expansion module bay Rear
Module support for 10GbE Standard
Legend: S - Standard, OA - Options Available, N - Not Available

Standard Traffic-Port Attributes

N3048

Standard Port Attributes

48x 1GbE RJ45 auto-sensing (1Gb/100Mb/10Mb) fixed ports

Integrated 10GbE SFP+ dedicated ports (beyond standard ports)

2

Integrated GbE SFP combo ports

2

Integrated GbE 10/100/1000BASE-T RJ45 combo ports

N

Integrated 40GbE QSFP+ dedicated ports

N

Power-over-Ethernet Plus (PoE+)

N

Maximum PoE Watts per port

N

Modular Traffic-Port Attributes

N3048

Hot swappable expansion module bay

Rear

Module support for 10GbE

S

Module support for 40GbE

N

Support for 40GbE to 4x 10GbE breakout

N

Traffic-Port Features

N3048

Auto-negotiation for speed and flow control

S

Auto MDI/MDIX

S

Port mirroring

S

Flow-based port mirroring

S

Broadcast storm control

S

Energy Efficient Ethernet per port settings

S

Port Profile support including Admin profiles

S

Management- & Configuration-Port Attributes

N3048

1 RJ45 console/management port with RS232 signaling

Front

1 Out-of-Band (OOB) Management Port (10/100/1000BASE-T)

Front

1 USB (Type A) port for configuration

Front

Stacking Attributes

N3048

Integrated rear mini-SAS stacking ports

2x 21Gbps

User port stacking

N

Maximum stacking distance (meters)

3

Maximum stacking speed (full-duplex)

84Gbps

Switch Attributes

N3048

Switch Fabric Capacity (full duplex)

260Gbps

Forwarding rate

193Mpps

Line-rate Layer 2 switching

S

Line-rate Layer 3 routing

S

CPU memory

1GB

Flash memory

256MB

Packet buffer memory

4MB

Dual firmware images on-board

S

Temperature sensors for environmental monitoring

S

Cable diagnostics

S

Optical transceiver (SFP/SFP+) diagnostics

S

Switch auditing support

S

UDLD

S

Chassis

N3048

Dimensions in inches (H x W x D)

1.7126 x 17.0866 x 16.0236

Dimensions in millimeters (H X W X D)

43.5 x 434.0 x 407.0

Rack height

1U

Rack-mounting kit

N

ReadyRails ™ rack mounting system, no tools required

S

Approximate weight without modules

13.8891 lb 6.3 kg

Power & Cooling Hardware

N3048

Internal hot-swappable power supply bays

2

Hot-swappable power supplies (included)

1

Integrated power supply (not removable)

N

External power supply

N

Power supply redundancy

OA

Removable fans

N

Redundant fans

S

Variable speed fans

S

Air flow

IO to PSU (Normal)

Environmental Operating Conditions

N3048

Operating Temperature in Celsius

0° to 45° C

Operating Temperature in Fahrenheit

32° to 113° F

Storage Temperature in Celsius

-40° to 65° C

Storage Temperature in Fahrenheit

-40° to 149° F

Operating Relative Humidity

95%

Storage Relative Humidity

85%

Power Supply (Watts)

200

Max Thermal Output (BTU/hr)

220.97

Power Consumption Max (Watts)

74.8

Power supply efficiency

80% or better in all operating modes

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APS management nodes

  • All APS configurations include 2 PDW control server and passive failover server
  • Highly available data management servers for PDW control
  • Optional highly available control nodes for HDInsight management
  • High-speed embedded hypervisor with powerful processors

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Tech Specs
Feature Description
Processors 2 Intel® Xeon® processors
Memory 256GB RAM memory
Power Dual hot-plug 750W power supply
FeaturePowerEdge R630 technical specification

Form factor

1U rack mount

Processor

Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v4 product family

Processor sockets

2

Cache

2.5MB per core
Up to 22 cores

Chipset Intel

Intel C610 series chipset

Memory

Up to 1.5TB (24 DIMM slots): 4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB/64GB DDR4 up to 2400MT/s

I/O slots

Up to 3 x PCIe 3.0 plus dedicated PERC slot

RAID controllers

Internal controllers: PERC S130 (SW RAID), PERC H330, PERC H730, PERC H730P
External HBAs (RAID): PERC H830
External HBAs (non-RAID): 12Gbps SAS HBA

Drive bays

Internal hard drive bay and hot-plug backplane:
Up to 24 x 1.8” SATA SSD
Up to 10 x 2.5” SAS, SATA (HDD, SSD), or NL-SAS (HDD)
Up to 8 x 2.5” SAS, SATA (HDD, SSD), or NL-SAS (HDD)
Up to 4 NVMe PCIe

Maximum internal storage

Up to 23TB using 24 x 1.8” 0.96TB hot-plug SATA SSDs
Up to 18TB using 10 x 2.5” 1.8TB hot-plug SAS HDDs
Up to 14TB using 8 x 2.5” 1.8TB hot-plug SAS HDDs

Embedded NIC

4 x 1Gb, 2 x 1Gb + 2 x 10Gb, 4 x 10Gb

Power supplies

Titanium* efficiency 750W AC power supply; 1100W DC power supply; Platinum* efficiency 495W, 750W, 1100W

Availability

ECC memory, hot-plug hard drives, hot-plug redundant cooling, hot-plug redundant power, internal dual SD module, single device data correction (SDDC), spare rank, support for high availability clustering and virtualization, proactive systems management alerts

Systems management

Systems management: IPMI 2.0 compliant
Dell OpenManage Essentials
Dell OpenManage Mobile
Dell OpenManage Power Center
Remote management:
DRAC8 with Lifecycle Controller
iDRAC8 Express (default)
iDRAC8 Enterprise (upgrade)
8GB vFlash media (upgrade)
16GB vFlash media (upgrade)
iDRAC Quick Sync
Dell OpenManage Integrations:
Dell OpenManage Integration Suite for Microsoft® System Center
Dell OpenManage Integration for VMware® vCenter™
Dell OpenManage Connections:
HP Operations Manager
IBM Tivoli® Netcool® and CA Network and Systems Management
Dell OpenManage Plug-in for Oracle® Database Manager

Rack support

ReadyRails™ II sliding rails for tool-less mounting in 4-post racks with square or unthreaded round holes or tooled mounting in 4-post threaded hole racks, with support for optional tool-less cable management arm.

Operating systems

Microsoft Windows Server® 2008/2012 SP2, x86/x64 (x64 includes Hyper-V®)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008/2012 R2, x64 (includes Hyper-V)
Novell® SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux
Optional embedded hypervisors:
Citrix® XenServer®
VMware vSphere® ESXi™

Dimensions

24 x 1.8” and 10 x 2.5” drive configuration: H: 4.28 cm (1.68 in.) x W: 48.23 cm (18.98 in.) x D: 75.51 cm (29.72 in.)
8 x 2.5” drive configuration: H: 4.28 cm (1.68 in.) W: 48.23 cm (18.98 in.) D: 70.05 cm (27.57 in.)

Recommended support

Dell ProSupport Plus for critical systems or Dell ProSupport for premium hardware and software support for your PowerEdge solution. Consulting and deployment offerings are also available. Contact your Dell representative today for more information. Availability and terms of Dell Services vary by region.

*80 PLUS certification
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Compute scale unit

Each compute scale unit contains 3 nodes (Dell EMC PowerEdge R630) and 2 dense storage enclosures (Dell PowerVault MD3060e). Scale from 3, to 6 or 9 nodes in a single cabinet, or up to 54 nodes across 6 cabinets.

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Dell EMC PowerEdge R630

  • Up to 9 compute nodes per rack and can scale to as many as 6 racks (54 nodes)
  • Provides parallel processing across each 3 node scale unit, and highly available design
  • Raw disk capacity scales from 21 terabytes to 1.2 petabytes, or up to 6 petabytes compressed (estimated)

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Tech Specs
Feature Description
Processor 2 Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2667 v4
Memory 256GB RAM, 1600 MHz performance optimized
Storage 2 x 600GB SAS 10k drives
Power supply Dual hot-plug 750W
Connectivity Broadcom 1GB Ethernet
Networking MCX354A-FCBT InfiniBand
FeaturePowerEdge R630 technical specification

Form factor

1U rack mount

Processor

Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v4 product family

Processor sockets

2

Cache

2.5MB per core
Up to 22 cores

Chipset Intel

Intel C610 series chipset

Memory

Up to 1.5TB (24 DIMM slots): 4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB/64GB DDR4 up to 2400MT/s

I/O slots

Up to 3 x PCIe 3.0 plus dedicated PERC slot

RAID controllers

Internal controllers: PERC S130 (SW RAID), PERC H330, PERC H730, PERC H730P
External HBAs (RAID): PERC H830
External HBAs (non-RAID): 12Gbps SAS HBA

Drive bays

Internal hard drive bay and hot-plug backplane:
Up to 24 x 1.8” SATA SSD
Up to 10 x 2.5” SAS, SATA (HDD, SSD), or NL-SAS (HDD)
Up to 8 x 2.5” SAS, SATA (HDD, SSD), or NL-SAS (HDD)
Up to 4 NVMe PCIe

Maximum internal storage

Up to 23TB using 24 x 1.8” 0.96TB hot-plug SATA SSDs
Up to 18TB using 10 x 2.5” 1.8TB hot-plug SAS HDDs
Up to 14TB using 8 x 2.5” 1.8TB hot-plug SAS HDDs

Embedded NIC

4 x 1Gb, 2 x 1Gb + 2 x 10Gb, 4 x 10Gb

Power supplies

Titanium* efficiency 750W AC power supply; 1100W DC power supply; Platinum* efficiency 495W, 750W, 1100W

Availability

ECC memory, hot-plug hard drives, hot-plug redundant cooling, hot-plug redundant power, internal dual SD module, single device data correction (SDDC), spare rank, support for high availability clustering and virtualization, proactive systems management alerts

Systems management

Systems management: IPMI 2.0 compliant
Dell OpenManage Essentials
Dell OpenManage Mobile
Dell OpenManage Power Center
Remote management:
DRAC8 with Lifecycle Controller
iDRAC8 Express (default)
iDRAC8 Enterprise (upgrade)
8GB vFlash media (upgrade)
16GB vFlash media (upgrade)
iDRAC Quick Sync
Dell OpenManage Integrations:
Dell OpenManage Integration Suite for Microsoft® System Center
Dell OpenManage Integration for VMware® vCenter™
Dell OpenManage Connections:
HP Operations Manager
IBM Tivoli® Netcool® and CA Network and Systems Management
Dell OpenManage Plug-in for Oracle® Database Manager

Rack support

ReadyRails™ II sliding rails for tool-less mounting in 4-post racks with square or unthreaded round holes or tooled mounting in 4-post threaded hole racks, with support for optional tool-less cable management arm.

Operating systems

Microsoft Windows Server® 2008/2012 SP2, x86/x64 (x64 includes Hyper-V®)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008/2012 R2, x64 (includes Hyper-V)
Novell® SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux
Optional embedded hypervisors:
Citrix® XenServer®
VMware vSphere® ESXi™

Dimensions

24 x 1.8” and 10 x 2.5” drive configuration: H: 4.28 cm (1.68 in.) x W: 48.23 cm (18.98 in.) x D: 75.51 cm (29.72 in.)
8 x 2.5” drive configuration: H: 4.28 cm (1.68 in.) W: 48.23 cm (18.98 in.) D: 70.05 cm (27.57 in.)

Recommended support

Dell ProSupport Plus for critical systems or Dell ProSupport for premium hardware and software support for your PowerEdge solution. Consulting and deployment offerings are also available. Contact your Dell representative today for more information. Availability and terms of Dell Services vary by region.

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MD3060e dense enclosure

  • 2 expansion enclosures per scale unit
  • Highly available design, 51 drives per JBOD
  • 4 hot-swap spares
  • 21TB available for data storage RAW, approximately 112TB compressed (estimated)
Tech Specs
Feature Description
Drives 51 per JBOD, 102 total
Drive type SAS 7.2K
Drive size 1TB, 2TB or 3TB
Total raw size 21TB
Compressed 113TB (estimated)
MD3060e specifications

Connectivity

6Gb SAS

Controllers

Dual Enclosure Management Modules (EMM)

Power

AC – 1755W

Heat dissipation

AC – 5988 BTU/hr

Voltage

100-240 VAC, auto-sensing; 48 V DC

Frequency

50/60 Hz

Rack support

Dell ReadyRails™ II static rails for tool-less mounting in 4-post racks with square or unthreaded round holes or tooled mounting in 4-post threaded-hole racks

Chassis

Form factor: 4U rack enclosure
Dimensions: H: 177.8 mm (7.0 in) x W: 482.6 mm (19.0 in) x D: 825.5 mm (32.5 in)
Maximum weight: 105.20 kg (232.0 lb)

Temperature

Operating: 10° to 35°C (50° to 95°F) with maximum temperature gradation of 10°C per hour

Relative humidity

Operating: 10% to 80% (non-condensing) with a maximum humidity gradation of 10% per hour

Altitude

Operating: -30.5m to 3000m (-100 ft to 9,840 ft)
NOTE: For altitudes above 2950 ft, the maximum operating temperature is derated 1.8°F/1000 ft

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APS appliance software

  • PDW provides up to 100x increase in query performance over SMP technology
  • APS provides up to 15x improved data compression over SQL Server
  • Polybase provdes harmony with Hadoop using standard SQL syntax
Tech Specs
Feature Description
Microsoft SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse Edition Provides cluster-based parallel SQL querying services for the Microsoft Analytics Platform by Dell solution
Microsoft SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse Edition Hadoop core infrastructure to provide data storage and retrieval for unstructured and semi-structured data, including HDFS and MapReduce
PolyBase A technology that integrates SQL Server PDW with Hadoop, enabling unified SQL querying across relational data in PDW and non-relational data stored in HDFS (either in the APS appliance or in the cloud)
Data management and analysis softwareDescription

Microsoft SQL Server
Parallel Data Warehouse
(PDW) Edition

Provides cluster-based parallel SQL querying services for the Microsoft Analytics Platform by Dell solution

Microsoft HDInsight Software (optional)

•Hadoop core infrastructure to provide data storage and retrieval for unstructured and semi-structured data, including HDFS and MapReduce
•PolyBase, a technology that integrates SQL Server PDW with Hadoop, enabling unified SQL querying across relational data in PDW and non-relational data stored in HDFS

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Dell EMC Deployment and Support Services

  • White glove installation experience
  • ProSupport Plus on hardware (3 years included, can be extended)
  • Jumpstart Training and data architecture design services
Tech Specs
Feature Description
Deployment Racked, stacked and configured per customer specification – see Tech Specs for details
Dell Jumpstart Services for APS Dell provides training – see Tech Specs for details
Support Dell ProSupport Plus – see Tech Specs for details
Dell ServicesDescription

Dell Jumpstart Services for APS

• Dell Basic Jumpstart Services for APS: We provide training on the appliance and an architectural design and implementation roadmap, along with lab sessions to demonstrate these principles using your data.
• Dell Enhanced Jumpstart Services for APS: We build on the Basic Jumpstart Services to develop customized production workloads such as migration from another platform, integration of data from disparate sources, query optimization between APS and Hadoop data or advanced analytics and data visualization for your end users.

Deployment

• Racked, stacked and configured per customer specification
• Delivered as a complete appliance with verification by Dell and Microsoft on site

Support

• Dell ProSupport Plus includes 3 years of hardware support (other custom terms optional)
• ProSupport Plus provides 4-hour same-day parts delivery
• Specialized Dell OEM warranty queue for APS
• Mission-critical service on Severity 1 issues
• Enhanced escalation process, and coordination with Microsoft Technical Support
• Mellanox 3 Year SilverPlus 4-hour onsite warranty

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